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we observed enough traffic to gain an insight into the general composition of traffic.

We observed three major roads, on different days and different times of the day, for

half an hour each, recording the number of each type of vehicle observed.

3.2 Identify the present and possible future methods of tyre management

Hong Kong has several temporary measures in place to deal with the waste

tyre problem. By evaluating these methods, as well as those used in other countries

we were able to determine which methods might be the most effective.

3.2.1 Jets Technics Jets Technics is a company that uses waste tyres to make rubber mats for

playgrounds. Through an interview with the owner, we were able to get more detailed

information on their practices, and the volume of tyre waste that they could handle.

We also inquired about what they view as the greatest obstacle to tyre management,

and how this may be resolved. We concluded the interview by asking if they plan to

broaden their business and consume more tyres. This interview gave a good

perspective into the efforts of the private industry towards recycling.

3.2.2 Public transportation companies Due to the dense population in Hong Kong, public transportation is a major

method

of

travel.

Therefore

public

transportation

companies

are

a

significant

contributor to the waste tyre problem in Hong Kong. Everyday there are thousands of

double-decker buses, mini-buses, taxis, and trucks driving on the streets. The larger

tyres on public transportation vehicles consume more space in the landfill than small

vehicle tyres. We interviewed the KMB bus company, and various transportation

vehicle drivers to gain the private sector’s perspective on waste management and their

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